Personare: The Truthful Mask

Article 37 Personare: the Truthful Mask In the previous Article, a novel meaning for the word ‘gods’ was suggested, namely the sense of presence both generally and in relation to particular moments or phenomena. A mask like the example given in the previous Article may have no presence until it becomes the object of attentionContinue reading “Personare: The Truthful Mask”

How the Gods have made up Reality

Article 36 How the Gods have made up Reality The above mask picture I found by searching for ‘sacred ritual implements.’ Presumably this mask was worn by a high priest or some such in order to summon the presence of a deity. The simple premise behind this Article is that on the level of humanContinue reading “How the Gods have made up Reality”

Mutually Invisible Enemies

Article 35 Mutually Invisible Enemies (Well, maybe not ‘enemies’ but it’s a catchy heading…) Soaking in the thermal waters of El Carrizel, Veracruz, my wife and I indulged in idle conversation, as is our wont, wherein the following musing arose like curling wisps of vapour from the surprisingly potent healing waters by a bend ofContinue reading “Mutually Invisible Enemies”

The Meaning of Mandala

Article 31 The Meaning of Mandala “A circular figure representing the universe in Hindu and Buddhist symbolism.” I imagine the above definition is pretty much what most people think of when the word ‘mandala’ is used. Allow me to take you behind the curtain to what is a most interesting and useful notion yet rarelyContinue reading “The Meaning of Mandala”